Team: Arthur Leung, MArch (UBC)
Projecting to the year 2100, this project proposes the use of “soft infrastructure” around deltaic landscapes (e.g. Richmond’s Lulu Island) to replace the existing “hard infrastructure” of the dyke. “Soft infrastructure” strategies would more effectively respond to sea level rise by respecting the processes of the river, reviving the estuarine habitat and reconnecting people to the waterfront. Read more about Living on a Soft Edge.
Our final round panel of judges found Living on a Soft Edge forward thinking but doable, within existing land use plans, robust, comprehensive, flexible, liveable, practical, and a fun way to adapt to sea level rise.